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FOOD: Two trendy kitchen gadgets to try now

By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

Children cook up memories at Frecon Farms near Boyertown

Frecon Farms has been hosting culinary classes at their Farm Market in Boyertown. ...

By Lisa Mitchell|

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  • Food

    FOOD: Area innkeepers share recipes for holiday breakfasts

    “This is the finishing touch,” said Rick Carro of Fairville Inn in Chadds Ford as he sprinkled pecorino Romano over a vegetable frittata. “I’m going to make a second one of these later on for tomorrow morning because we have 29 guests.”

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • News

    Pop star Meredith O’Connor brings anti-bullying message to Twin Valley

    The kids went wild; the atmosphere was electric! Pop star singer, songwriter Meredith O’Connor appeared on stage in auditoriums filled with screaming kids at Twin Valley Middle School in Elverson and Honey Brook Elementary Center in Honey Brook on Dec. 15.

    By Carol Quaintance For Digital First Media|

  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: Apples for the season

    When I saw them in the store, I knew I just had to have them. I don’t know if they would have turned any other heads or whether I’m alone in my obsession. But there they were, heaped up in a basket: Stayman winesap apples. I doubt that they’d win an apple beauty contest, but there’s more than one kind of beauty, and when it comes to apples the proof is in the eating. Excellent for eating fresh, Staymans also bake into the most delicious pies. I quickly grabbed a...

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    WINE: A witty way with wine

    A year of good wine? Yes, please. Especially when it comes in page-a-day calendar form from the pen of Karen MacNeil (“The Wine Bible”).

    By Jackie Burrell Bay Area News Group|

  • Food

    THE YANKEE CHEF: A joyous occasion deserves a sweet, decadent treat

    Reminding you of pecan pie, this recipe is far and above better flavored, joyous to the occasion and did I mention it has chocolate in it as well? One look at the crispy, toasted and decadent topping that literally crackles as you cut it, and it will soon become a favorite this Christmas.

    By Jim Bailey|

  • Home and Garden

    LOCAL DESTINATION: Where sky meets water. Get to know Welkinweir in Chester County

    Tucked in a little valley in northwestern Chester County, there’s a place called Welkinweir — “where sky meets water.” Welkinweir is the former home of Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, who in 1935 purchased the property — which includes a large, stone estate house — as a weekend retreat and summer home. Over time, they restored the land, which had been used heavily in support of the Reading Furnace and also for farming. Their efforts stand out most...

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  • Food

    HOLIDAY TREATS: Locals share the art of clear toy candy

    Wearing a long skirt and apron, Suzanne Wainwright-Evans worked tirelessly in the kitchen of Perkiomen Township’s historic Pennypacker Mills. During last year’s Victorian Christmas, curious visitors filled the room, watching her make an old-fashioned favorite: clear toy candy.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

  • Food

    BROOKS ON BEER: 6 books for the beer lover on your gift list

    The holidays are just around the corner. While beer is the obvious gift for that beer lover in your life — something to impress, like a winter seasonal or other specialty brew — you might consider giving them one of the many stellar beer books that debuted in 2017. Here are a few favorites.

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  • Home and Garden

    FROM THE GROUND UP: That magical time of year

    Do you believe in fairies? Do you know someone who does? Just when Tchaikovsky’s Sugar Plum Fairy will be taking to stages everywhere comes a new book from the editors of Faerie Magazine: “The Faerie Handbook — An Enchanting Compendium of Literature, Lore, Art, Recipes, and Projects.”

    By Pamela Baxter|

  • Food

    FOOD: Holiday-ready rolls: 3 sweet, 1 savory

    Warm up your house and your guests’ hearts this holiday season with rich, buttery rolls — ranging from savory dill to sweet cinnamon.

    By Emily Ryan For Digital First Media |

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